Many people, myself included, would love to own a new B8 S4. However, given the current economy climate and for other reasons, for many of us that just isn’t in the cards. However, there are tremendous deals out there on the gone but not forgotten B6 S4. What’s not to like either? It could duke it out with an E46 M3 and Mercedes C32/55 AMG, it gave you four doors and a highly competent all-wheel-drive system from the forefathers of all-wheel-drive.
A few years ago, Top Gear pitched the then-new V8 S4 and its 340 horses up against the very popular Mitsubishi Evo VIII and Subaru WRX STi – the highly sought after Japanese pocket rockets of the time, also blessed with all-wheel-drive. Their advantage on the Audi? Likely weight as they all click in near the 300HP mark – but check out this “vintage” Top Gear and see how the S4 stacks up against the Evo and STi.